I bought the Solar to get my wife and at the time one kid out of the house during covid. We have used it countless times over the years on lakes of all sizes. We now have two kids and can fit the whole family (Me, Wife, 2 kids) plus some gear no problem.
This is the only place I could find that has this replacement fin. It did cost a lot getting it shipped to Hawaii though.
Fin falls off regularly on solar 410 c. You need to make a leash or something for these. They fall off and sink to the bottom. 3rd one I've replaced in 2 years.
I am originally from CZE and finding out that we can buy this amazing boat here in CA was a very nice surprise. The shipping was fast and everything arrived safely.
Palava is a really good canoe, tested on class2+ rapids. Easy to inflate, easy to handle, and easy to carry.
Used this pump for Palava, I was able to inflate it in a couple of minutes - easy handling and storing.
The Rush 1 is a very well made and fun to use kayak. I do recommend picking up the removable deck as well as it adds a lot to the versatility. It is very stable and moves well through the water at the same time. The online buying experience with Hike 48 was also excellent. Great communication and fast shipping to the US.
From what I've read, this bayonet valve has not been made since the mid 2000s. Without it, my inflatable kayak would have been worthless, or at least have cost much more to fix. Thanks to you having the valve on hand, I was able to fix my leaky valve myself. Thank you!
The adaptor we purchased performed as promised.
I bought my Kayak from them. And I just bought an accessory. I'm glad this company exists in Canada, and long live the GUMOTEX brand!
Fast delivery and always good advice!
I have used other Gumotex boats in the past and find the Rush II to be the best yet. I use it both in fresh and salt water both in US and Europe. The drop stitch bottom makes for a stable and fast boat, nearly like a hardshell kayak, but with much less weight and ability to transport easily, even by plane. Just paddle this boat in the Vogalonga in Venice (s. Youtube video at 3 min.) . One observation: the black color gets very hot in the sun and seems to loose its shine after use in salt water.
Good follow up on order for replacement part, good communication, and got part I needed a week earlier than expected.
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not only did you send me the repair kit promptly but you also went out of your way to make one the red that I needed that was out of stock when I ordered,
amazing customer service...thank you
Excellent product, and an excellent online buying experience!
“We love our Thaya, it is super stable, inflates easily and maneuvers well – plus the PVC free construction doesn’t smell or pollute the water!”
We are very impressed with our Solar. It is much faster through the water than we expected and also very stable, In a level 1 rapid we ended up sideways against a rock and I was able to get out, get the Solar pointed in the right direction and get back in without tipping- much to the pleasure of my wife!
Love our swing 1. They are solid and reliable. We regularly take them out, off of our sailboat, on the west coast of British Columbia. They move smoothly through the water and I am happy to take out in a slightly wavy condition as well - have not tested worse as no desire to go out then. Just avoid the barnacles and oysters on shore! Our last ones got small punctures that were hard to find and difficult to repair. Obvious leaks, though, easy to patch.
In 2019 I bought 2 Innova/Gumotex kayaks, Seawave fully equipped. One for myself and one for my spouse.
We have used them on rivers and lakes in Quebec, Prince Edward Island and Grand Manan Island NB.
They are easy to inflate and to deflate, to carry in the back of our car and don't require much storage space during winter.
We went kayaking from April to November each year. It was pure pleasure !
I am very satisfied and have recommended it to many friends.
This is my second winter beside the beach in Mexico and I have had hours of fun paddling my Safari in the ocean. I’ve gone on several extended tours out in the bay and have every confidence in the ability of my boat to handle wind and waves. It is the most efficient inflatable kayak I’ve ever paddled, and very responsive when I choose to change direction. It’s comfortable for hours of paddling. People buying inflatable kayaks often don’t think about ease of setup and packing up, or cleaning/drying. The Safari excels at all of these tasks. I especially love playing in the surf and will be taking whitewater lessons this summer. We had a tandem Gumotex for 15 years, now I have the Safari and my wife loves her Halibut. I can’t shout my praise of your products loud enough.
We have used the Rush2 for several years. It is very very durable tracks well. Time for set up and take down almost the same as traditional kayak but no heavy lifting. Highly recommended.
We love our Vagabond (Palava) canoe, the very best feature for us is it’s portability. In the summer it’s in my car all the time as we’re a family that always ends up on water, whether it’s a cottage or even the rouge river which is at the end of our street here in Pickering. I can put it on my back in its backpack form, carry paddles and life jackets and we’re good to go.
We have a good experience with our inflatable canoe Scout. It helped our family of five (two adults and three kids) explore the beauties of Canadian nature. We have taken it to a lot of lakes and rivers. It's easy to transport and assemble. It can carry two adults and two kids easily, we used it also for two adults, two older kids, and one small kid.
Well I must say it really tracks efficiently for a wide IK and actually is faster than my Innova model which preceded the Thaya. It has become my wife's kayak but when she also goes swimming we use it in the double seat mode and I get to be the paddler. Our only complaint which seems to.not be a big thing for the Gumotex designers is the rather antiquated method to inflate the seats: pump and then quickly turn the not so strong valve to close but this delay invariably lets out air. They need the same valve as used on the main air chambers, it should not be that difficult to indtall? OR another design that shuts off when not being filled. It would just make preparing the Thaya for the water quicker and not require two people, one to pump and one to hold and close that rather cheap valve.